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Preventing Dance Injuries

Three Locations

Farmington Health Center
165 N. University Ave
Farmington, UT 84025

South Jordan Health Center
5126 W. Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84009

University Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Whether you are a professional dancer or dance for fun, the Dance Clinic is here to help you prevent pain and injuries. From tap, jazz, hip-hop, ballroom, swing, breakdancing, and more, dancers of all styles can get a comprehensive biomechanical evaluation of musculoskeletal system and movement patterns from the clinic. This also includes a detailed dance history and injuries.

You will receive therapeutic exercises for strengthening, flexibility, and retraining movement dysfunction to keep you on the dance floor. 


  • Detailed review of dance history and injury
  • Comprehensive biomechanical evaluation of musculoskeletal system and movement patterns
  • Therapeutic exercises for strengthening, flexibility
  • Retraining therapy for dysfunctions

Common Dance Injuries

Back & Hips

Legs & Knees


  • Rotator cuff tendonitis and impingement
  • Subacromial impingement

Ankles & Feet

  • Ankle sprain
  • Anterior and posterior impingement
  • Achilles tendonitis/rupture
  • Metatarsal fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis

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Physical therapy helps you improve your function, range of motion, and overall quality of life. It can help speed up healing from an injury, reduce pain, and prevent injury. For some people, physical therapy can significantly delay the need for surgery or help avoid it altogether.

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